Today, I am joining the fun for Bryton Taylor’s Harry Potter Food in Literature Harry Potter link-up.
Food and books are two of my favorite things, so I love her site more than almost anything else in the world because it combines two of my favorite things.
The food we made from Harry Potter was chocolate frogs. I chose chocolate frogs because I thought they would be simple. 🙂 This post contains affiliate links.
Harry Potter Chocolate Frog Recipe
- Double boiler
- Frog mold
- Small plastic bags
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Pastry bag (optional)
Fill the bottom half of the double boiler half-way with water. Place the top half of the boiler over the water. Turn the stove on to medium-high heat.
Pour the chocolate chips into the pot. If you are using bags of chocolate chips, half a bag should make about one tray of chocolate frogs. These frogs are quite dense, so you may not want to make more than that. 🙂
Melt the chocolate chips in the double boiler. When the chocolate is melted, add in about ¼ cup of cream and ½ teaspoon of vanilla. Stir to mix the cream into the chocolate. It will be clumpy at first, but it should mix in easily once the cream heats up.
Take care not to get any water in the chocolate. If you do, it may seize up and become chalky or grainy. This can easily happen if your double broiler is boiling too much. Turn down the heat if you notice a lot of steam or pops of water from the bottom pot.
Pour the chocolate into the molds. If you have a pastry bag, this will make things easier. Tap the bottom of the molds gently on the counter to allow the chocolate to fill all crevices.
Let the chocolate harden. This can take a while. Ours were not fully hard until the next day. You can try popping them into the refrigerator or freezer to cool faster, but then you risk messing them up with condensation. If you are in a big hurry, the risk might be worth it.
When the chocolate hardens, flip the molds over onto a piece of wax paper and tap them gently to release the frogs. I had to press on the top a bit to get my frogs to release.
Wrap the frogs in small plastic bags and tie with a ribbon. If you can find boxes, this will make them even more Harry Potter authentic. You can also include a “Wizard card” for further authenticity.
Free Chocolate Frog Card Printable
I’ve created a blank printable here you can use to transform into any wizard you like. These can be printed and filled in by hand, or you can use a photo-editing software to add in the info (I use PicMonkey). If you want to use these, print on cardstock and cut off the white boarder.
Here is one I filled in. My photo chopping skills are not quite up to par, but I think you get the point. 🙂
If you want to be a super-fan, you can print up a second sheet and instead of putting the photo, write their “wizard facts.” Glue the two together, and bam- authentic wizard cards. These would make adorable party favors or place cards for a Harry Potter themed party!
Happy chocolate frog making!